Monday, January 31, 2011

BT launches Virtual Data Centre Private

BT introduced a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) Private service that enables customers to build dedicated private clouds.

VDC Private is a data centre infrastructure service that delivers the benefits of cloud-based services, like improved flexibility and lower cost, but also allows customers to choose a solution to meet their current business needs. The new service is aimed at customers who require a dedicated and private architecture to meet their business needs or for customers looking to refresh their data centre infrastructure but who want to continue to utilise their own data centre space. Customers can choose from a number of pre-defined and sized architectures to suit the needs of their business both now and in the future. Additional capacity can be added in a modular way quickly as the business needs require.

The new service complements BT's VDC On Demand service and can be provided within the customer data centre or hosted on one of BT's network-based datacentres. VDC On Demand delivers pre-provisioned hosted data centre infrastructure that enables customers to create, deploy, monitor and manage their own service on demand through a secure self-service portal. BT's VDC On Demand has been available in the UK since June, 2009 and subsequently rolled out in Germany, France, Italy, Benelux, Spain, Ireland and Brazil. VDC Private is available in the UK and will be rolled out in a number of EMEA countries over the next few months.

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